After water, tea is the world’s most consumed beverage. More than three billion cups are drunk each year in countries across the globe – the equivalent of around 450 cups per person in a year. As a beverage, tea is unique in that it is an everyday part of life for the whole gamut of global cultures.
ARBURG is a global leader in the manufacture of high-quality injection molding machines. The company was searching for a solution that would identify incorrectly positioned inserts, preventing the production of faulty parts as well as machine downtimes and tool damage for a machine with a vertically arranged clamping and injection unit.
The French regional transport operator RATP has completed a project investigating the rolling characteristics of its regional trains. The aim of the project was to identify rail wear zones in order to avoid complicated and costly maintenance work. The use of eight SICK Ranger 3D vision sensors enabled the project to be completed in record time.
Over the past few years, the number of people suffering from food allergies has risen significantly. To ensure that every pack really does have on the inside what it states on the outside, vision sensors from SICK’s Inspector product family visually inspect every product that leaves the belt at Crop’s in Belgium. The frozen food manufacturer is therefore able to guarantee that consumers with particular food allergies will always have access to the right information.
Vision sensors usually inspect the quality of a product – whether in industrial production or in food-processing companies. However, the sensors from SICK’s Inspector product family can also be used in production to provide technologically advanced process control in a variety of ways. Lantmännen Unibake, an industrial bakery in the Belgian city of Moeskroen, produces croissants and other small baked goods. Lantmännen uses the vision sensors to ensure the different products receive a faultless glaze.